Hurts So Good!

Hurts So Good Two days ago I had my third back surgery (and 9th overall). While not nearly as huge an operation as my spinal fusion 11 years ago (the same exact surgery as Tiger Woods’), I still feel like i’ve been hit by a bus. This was technically a voluntary surgery, since it was […]

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A Grateful Child

A Five-Point Plan for Growing a Grateful Child by John Rosemond 1. Do not give your child very much beyond basic necessities and basic comforts; in which case he will be grateful for what he does get. The fact is that the more a child gets, the more he expects to continue getting, and the […]

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Kids and Chores

According to researchers, our children are more dependent and needy than any previous generation of Americans. They are developing attitudes of entitlement and expectation, rather than habits of self-reliance and independence. As they grow, too many young people want the privileges of adulthood — freedom and resources to make their own decisions — but not […]

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Loosening the Reins

“Children need  guidance and  sympathy  far more than instruction.” -Anne Sullivan, U.S. educator of the deaf & blind (1866-1936)   There is a fine line between guidance and instruction and this famous teacher helps us understand that difference with one simple word: sympathy. I know that I often get caught in the trap of instructing […]

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